**Step 1: ** See if the smaller denominator divides into the
larger denominator with no remainder.

Say we want to add:

Because 9/3 = 3, the lowest common denominator is 9. After that we do:

because 3/3 = 1. Then we replace 1/3 by 3/9 in the problem.

**Step 2:** If step 1 doesn't work, we use the Euclidean Algorithm
to first find the largest divisor of both numbers. Say we add:

using the Euclidean Algorithm, we find that 3 is the largest divisor of 12 and 9. We then follow these steps:

1. Divide the first denominator by 3.

2. Multiple the second fraction by 4/4 because 4 was the answer from the division.

3. Divide the second denominator by 3.

4. Multiple the first fraction by 3/3 because 3 was the answer from the second division.

5. Add the two fractions with the common denominator.

What is a fraction?

Adding fractions

Subtracting fractions

Multiplying fractions

Dividing fractions

Subtracting a fraction from a whole number

Multiplying a fraction and a whole number

Dividing a fraction and a whole number

What is a reciprocal?

Changing a fraction to a percentage

Changing a percentage to a fraction

Rounding to a whole number

Finding the lowest common denominator

Reducing a fraction

Euclidean Algorithm

Adding fractions

Subtracting fractions

Multiplying fractions

Dividing fractions

Subtracting a fraction from a whole number

Multiplying a fraction and a whole number

Dividing a fraction and a whole number

What is a reciprocal?

Changing a fraction to a percentage

Changing a percentage to a fraction

Rounding to a whole number

Finding the lowest common denominator

Reducing a fraction

Euclidean Algorithm

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